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Coronavirus Update Monday 14th September 2020

Following the new government legislation we are ensuring all of our guests are ‘Rule of 6’ compliant.

If you need further guidance regarding the ‘Rule of 6’ and whether your group can travel, then please follow the link below and read point 3.3 ‘Can I go on holiday?’

If this affects your holiday that you already have booked with us directly, or with Sykes Cottages, you have the following options:
• Reduce the group number to fit within the legislation and we will look at the pricing for you.
• Change your dates to another time later in 2020 or 2021 for no extra fee.
• Request a full refund.

As there is no end date on the relaxing of the rule, we ask that you contact us directly or via your Sykes on line account, as soon as you can to give as much notice as possible with what you wish to do regarding your booking.

We have many extra things in place here at The Oaks Country Estate, on top of our usual high quality cleaning regime. If you would like a copy of our Covid Risk Assessment or the specific Covid Hot Tub Risk Assessment, then please email Sarah at

Keep safe and well,
Best wishes from The Oaks Team


The Oaks Country Estate is a family run estate of Self Catering Cottages and a stunning Country House, in a tranquil and private woodland setting but just one mile from the conveniences of Bowness on Windermere and easy access to the rest of the Lake District National Park and all of its attractions.

The Lake District National Park has just received ‘World Heritage Status’ in recognition of the exceptional landscapes and cultural assets. On entering The Oaks Country Estate you will be welcomed by mature woodland set in 6.5 acres of managed grounds with views of the surrounding rolling hills and plenty of wildlife.

Our properties have been refurbished and furnished to a high standard to create the perfect place for groups, families and friends to get together, to explore, relax and make special memories.

OUR WOODLAND COTTAGES, serviced holiday accommodation

The woodland cottages comprises of 8 spacious self catering cottages. Beech, Cherry and Elm sit between a landscaped courtyard and a native woodland. Hazel is the largest cottage which takes pride of place in-between the landscaped courtyard and the remaining three cottages of Maple, Rowan and Yew that have a rock garden to the front and a hill to the rear with access to the wider estate gardens. Acorn cottage is our newest edition and is tucked away next to The Oaks Country House, with the most amazing lakeland views across open fields.

Our cottages have been recently refurbished and furnished to a high standard and fitted out by the family to give a ‘Home from Home’ holiday experience. They are modern, fresh and clean, with a welcoming feel, super comfy beds, a comforting log burner for evenings in, and a private hot tub on a raised patio area for a little bit of luxury.

Each of our woodland cottages has direct access onto a private deck or patio area to the rear that accommodates a hot tub to soak up the surrounding beauty, a dedicated area for a disposable barbeques and outside tables and chairs for guests to enjoy. We have serviced holiday accommodation.

No.1 Beech (Sleeps 10)

Beech Cottage is set in a quiet corner of the estate with the most wonderful views across the open fields and natural woodlands to the rear.

No.2 Cherry (Sleeps 10)

Cherry Cottage is off a courtyard garden area, with stunning views of the natural woodland and neighbouring tarn to the rear.

No.3 Elm (Sleeps 10)

Elm Cottage is tucked away in a private corner of the L- shaped complex with elevated views over the neighbouring woods and tarn to the rear.

No.4 Hazel (Sleeps 10)

Hazel Cottage is the largest of the 7 cottages on the estate and stands in the middle of the complex with fantastic open-plan entertaining space.

No.5 Maple (Sleeps 10)

Maple Cottage has level access leading from the car parking area with well stocked flower beds and views of the neighbouring tarn to the rear.

No.6 Rowan (Sleeps 10)

Rowan Cottage is our fully disabled friendly cottage with ramped access, wider doors, downstairs bedroom and wet room.

No.7 Yew (Sleeps 7)

Yew Cottage is on the end of the row of pleasant cottages and has a unique and private feel.

Acorn Cottage (sleeps 2)

Acorn Cottage is nestled away in a private corner next to the Country House with south easterly views across the landscaped gardens and open Lakeland fields.

Special Offers

A special occasion or something a little bit different for your stay.


Oaks Country House (sleeps 25)

An amazing Country House which has been modernised but retained history and original features. It stands proud in the large gardens and offers a luxurious stay for guests.The Oaks building was built in 1862 for Cammell Laird, the famous ship building company based in Birkenhead, as a Lakeland Country House. The main entrance is a hall being lined by decorative oak panels, and there is an level lawn with a flat topped stone wall elevated above the grounds that fall away to the south, providing distant views of the rolling hills to the south.

Concierge services

Alongside the luxuries inside ‘The Oaks’ our concierge services, make special memories within a touch of comfort.

Special offers

We always make sure your stay is special, please keep an eye on our website for special offers.

What you can do nearby the Oaks Country Estate


Family fun days

Great day outs for the whole family



Food and drink is something that we do really well in Cumbria



Need we say more, this is what most people come for



Great sports nearby for all the family

Call our team on 015394 47172 to make your stay even better.

More to the Oaks Country Estate than you think…

As we are a family business and live in the local area, we have our eyes on what is on offer at attractions, restaurants, bars and other events that are happening locally. We will share this information on our page, so you can make the most of your stay.

We have some great mid week offers

If you fancy a Mid Week ramble or would like to take in the Lake District at a slower pace, then a Mid Week stay might be for you. Please get in touch to discuss out current prices and offers.

Special offers at the Oaks Country Estate…

Windermere Golf Course is just 1 mile down the road and we have linked up with them to get some special deals for our guests.

Exclusive Visitor Green Fees for Individuals and Small Groups – £30 per person (normal price £40)

Subject to tee time availability, visiting golfers are welcome at any time and you don’t have to be a member of another golf club to play! Simply purchase a voucher from our office on site or call us before your stay on 01539 447172. You can call the golf course to arrange a convenient tee time on 01539 443550.

We are in the process of making links with other locals, please watch this space for updates!